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    Making a folder private on Windows XP

    I have made a folder on my PC running on Windows XP to store some important documents related to a court case. As my PC is used by multiple users, I wish make that folder as private. How can I do that?



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    Re: Making a folder private on Windows XP

    You should first of all log on to your PC and right click on the folder you want to make private. Then, you should click on the ‘Properties’ option from the available items. You can then view a dialog box with three tabs on it. You should click on the ‘Sharing’ tab from them. You should then select the check box near the ‘Make this folder private so that only I have access to it’ option. After that, you should click on the ‘OK’ button at the bottom of the dialog box. Then, you will be asked to enter the password for logging into the Windows for accessing the private folder. You can make your folder private by entering the password at this moment. Finally, you should login to Windows with your usual password and confirm that the private folder is not accessible.

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    Re: Making a folder private on Windows XP

    Follow these steps:

    1.Open "MY COMPUTER".
    2.Double-click on the drive where windows installed (usually drive c.
    3.Double-click on the DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS folder.
    4.Double-click user folder.
    5.Right click any folder in user profile,and then click PROPERTIES.
    6.On the SHARING TAB ,select MAKE THIS FOLDER PRIVATE SO THAT I CAN ACCESS to it check.


    ALL THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Making a folder private on Windows XP

    Follow the given steps to make your folder private in windows XP:
    1. Open My Computer.
    2. Double click on the C drive.
    3. If the content are hidden then make them visible by System tasks and then clicking Show the contents of this drive.
    4. Double-click the Documents and Settings folder.Now Double-click your user folder.
    5. Right-click the folder in your user profile which you want to make private, and then click Properties.
    6. On the Sharing tab, tick "Make this folder private so that only I have access to it" check box.

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    Re: Making a folder private on Windows XP



    dear friend,

    there are many more option by which you can hide your folder.

    you may make a different user account & can store important notes to my documents.

    to hide folders partially & completely follow these steps-

    right click on the folder you want to hide.

    select the properties option.

    go to general tab & tick on the hidden option.

    now press ok.

    go to the 'folder' option in any window (open any window look at the upper left side of that window).

    select the 'view' option tab.

    now tick on the 'don't show hidden files & folders' option.

    you may also hide a complete drive-there are many tricks.

    but I think the above mentioned trick will be enough for you.


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    Re: Making a folder private on Windows XP

    hello . .

    to make a folder private you can either "hide" the folder by going into the folder options ..

    else

    you can even put folder lock software and lock the folder indeed . .

    you will have security and safety provided to it . .

    Steps ::

    1. Open My Computer

    2. Double-click the drive where Windows is installed (usually drive (C , unless you have more than one drive on your computer).

    If the contents of the drive are hidden, under System Tasks, click Show the contents of this drive.

    3. Double-click the Documents and Settings folder.

    4. Double-click your user folder.

    5. Right-click any folder in your user profile, and then click Properties.

    6. On the Sharing tab, select the Make this folder private so that only I have access to it check box.

    Good Luck . . .

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    Re: Making a folder private on Windows XP

    You folder be private only if other users dont use your LOgin account , it means they use another account.
    So, make sure other users have different user account.

    TO make a folder private , open the folder properties ,
    Click the Sharing tab, and then click to select the Make this folder private so that only I have access to it check box.

    Now if other will try to open the folder , this message will be displayed :

    My Documents is not accessible. Access is denied.


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    Re: Making a folder private on Windows XP

    "Making folder private in Windows XP would restrict others from accessing that private folder. It would also disable folder sharing feature.1) Open your Windows Explorer and locate the folder which you want to set private. Right click the folder and click Sharing and Security.

    2) Your folder Properties will appear. Select Sharing tab and tick Make this folder private, so that it cant be accessed by others. Finally click Apply.
    Note: This option is only available for folders included in your user profile. Folders in your user profile include My Documents and its subfolders, Desktop, Start Menu, Cookies, and Favorites. If you do not make these folders private, they are available to everyone who uses your computer.
    Note: When a folder became private, all of its subfolders are private as well.
    Note: When a folder became private, you cant share the folder and subfolders till you disable this private folder option.
    Note: You cannot make your folders private if your drive is not formatted as NTFS."

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    Re: Making a folder private on Windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I have made a folder on my PC running on Windows XP to store some important documents related to a court case. As my PC is used by multiple users, I wish make that folder as private. How can I do that?
    Making a Folder Private on Windows XP :
    -----------------------------------------



    Now you are searching for set up the your folders private, then you don't worry you can private your folder by following instructions mention bellow step by step and this process is very easy..


    • First of you need to turn on your computer.
    • After that you need to select the folder you wish to encrypt.
    • Now after that right-click the folder.
    • And then click Properties.
    • Click the sharing tab.
    • After that check the box make this folder private.

    Finally you need to click on the apply and then click on the ok button and after that if any body open this folders it should be empty now.

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    Re: Making a folder private on Windows XP

    Just take a look to this link which is of microsoft :-
    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true

    If you still have a doubt then watch the 51sec video and you get your answer totally......
    here is the video link
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2uGKbKCkMo

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    Re: Making a folder private on Windows XP

    STEP 1: Open Windows Explorer and Right - Click on the Folder which you want to make it as Private.

    STEP 2: Select "Sharing and Security".

    share-folder.jpg

    STEP 3: Window "My Folder Properties" will appear and Click on the "Sharing" Tab.

    set-private-folder.jpg

    STEP 4: Check "Make this Folder Private".

    STEP 5: Click on the "Apply" Button and "OK" Button.



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    Re: Making a folder private on Windows XP

    HI,

    Follow the simple steps to make a private folder in windows Xp they are as follows -

    1)Log on to Windows.
    Log on to Windows by using your user account.

    2)Open the Folder Properties.
    In this Right-click the folder, and then click Properties.

    3)Make the folder private.
    Click the Sharing tab, and then click to select the Make this folder private so that only I have access to it check box

    So in this you can make folder private and your query will be solved...

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    Smile Re: Making a folder private on Windows XP



    Hello friend,

    To make a folder privet on windows XP u can used any 3rd party software like :folder lock,of etc....It's a good software to lock a folder with a password that any one can not open or see the folder.U can download it from www.softpedia.com
    OR U can follow these stapes:
    • After create a folder select the folder and right click on it.
    • Now select properties.
    • In general tab u can see a hidden options,chalk in it.

    • Now go to folder options under the organized button in any window.
    • Select folder options.
    • Select view .
    • Now make sure that ur u have chalk the options"don't show the hidden folders"


    DONE!!!!




    BEST OF LUCK.......

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    Re: Making a folder private on Windows XP



    Hello friend...

    it is too easy To make the Private folder follow these steps:-

    Right-click the folder which you want to private and then click the Properties.

    Open the properties window, select the Sharing tab, select the Make this folder private in the have access to it check box



    Then click the Apply Button and Ok Button....

    Thanks....

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    Talking Re: Making a folder private on Windows XP

    %% HI %%



    %% Follow the steps below %%


    %_% Go to the folder which you wanna make private %_%


    %_% Click on
    Tools %_%


    %_% Select
    Folder Options %_%


    %_% Tap on
    view tab %_%


    %_% Scroll down to last and mark
    Use simple file sharing and hit OK %_%


    %_% Then
    Right-click on the folder and select Properties %_%


    %_% Tap on
    Sharing tab %_%


    %_% Select
    Make this folder Private %_%


    %_% Finally click
    OK %_%




    %% Watch the video below %%












    %% Thank you %%

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    Re: Making a folder private on Windows XP

    We can make the folders private on Windows XP, for this we should have to follow these steps:-1.firstlt open My Computer2.Then Double-click the drive where Windows is installed .If the contents of the drive are hidden, under System Tasks, click Show the contents of this drive.3.Then Double-click the Documents and Settings folder.4.Then Double-click your user folder.5.After that right-click any folder in your user profile, and then click Properties.6.At last on the Sharing tab, select the Make this folder private so that only I have access to it check box.It will create the private folders in Windows....

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    Re: Making a folder private on Windows XP

    hii

    To do this just follow these steps :

    - Open "MY COMPUTER".
    - Double-click on the drive where windows installed (usually drive c)
    - Double-click on the DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS folder.
    - Double-click user folder.
    - Right click any folder in user profile,and then click PROPERTIES.
    - On the SHARING TAB ,select MAKE THIS FOLDER PRIVATE SO THAT I CAN ACCESS to it check.

    thanks

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